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    Five top tips for exercising at home

    By Candice Lingam-Willgoss

    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic many people have turned to getting fit at home, but the distractions can be challenging! Candice Lingam-Willgoss gives you five tips to keep you motivated...

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    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic many people have turned to getting fit at home, but the distractions can be challenging! Candice Lingam-Willgoss gives you...
  • Uncovering Britain’s Lost Black Sporting Heroes

    By Jim Lusted

    Why haven’t the often-extraordinary stories of Black sportspeople been woven into British sporting memory? What does this tell us about the relationship between ‘race’, racism and sport history? Dr Jim Lusted explores…

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  • Uncovering Britain’s Lost Black Sporting Heroes

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Oct 2020
    Why haven’t the often-extraordinary stories of Black sportspeople been woven into British sporting memory? What does this tell us about the relationship...
  • Top 5 Tips for Sport Parents

    By Jessica Pinchbeck, Candice Lingam-Willgoss

    Childhood experiences of sport are of key interest to both of us, as part of our roles as researchers as well as being parents ourselves.

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    08 Oct 2020

  • Top 5 Tips for Sport Parents

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Oct 2020
    Childhood experiences of sport are of key interest to both of us, as part of our roles as researchers as well as being parents ourselves.
  • Transition FC members: welcome to OpenLearn

    Transition FC has partnered with The Open University in order to offer its members a wide range of free courses on a range of subjects, which you can check out below...

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  • Transition FC members: welcome to OpenLearn

    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 06 Oct 2020
    Transition FC has partnered with The Open University in order to offer its members a wide range of free courses on a range of subjects, which you can check...
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    Jonathan Edwards' giant world record leap – what can we learn from his long career?

    By Ben Oakley

    Jonathan Edwards, a British triple jumper has held the world record for 25 years now, with a distance of 18.29m. What's the secret to his success? Our videos and article explores...

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    Jonathan Edwards, a British triple jumper has held the world record for 25 years now, with a distance of 18.29m. What's the secret to his success? Our videos...
  • Succeed like an athlete!

    By Simon Penn, Dr Nichola Kentzer

    Many of us view athletes as a breed apart. When you think about how an athlete would prepare for a competition, you might imagine that they have done countless hours of training to ensure that their bodies are physically ready for their event....

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  • Succeed like an athlete!

    Beginner level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Jul 2020
    Many of us view athletes as a breed apart. When you think about how an athlete would prepare for a competition, you might imagine that they have done...
  • Why is it so difficult for Muslim women to play sport?

    By Rukhsana Malik, Simon Rea

    The year 2020 was supposed to be the year when I got back into shape and did something for myself. I have worked for over 25 years, apart from maternity leave, and I decided I needed to make myself the priority and joined a gym. I spoke to my...

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    16 Jul 2020

  • Why is it so difficult for Muslim women to play sport?

    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 16 Jul 2020
    The year 2020 was supposed to be the year when I got back into shape and did something for myself. I have worked for over 25 years, apart from maternity...
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    Olympics, Paralympics, Olympians and Paralympians

    The Tokyo Olympics were due to start shortly, but this has been postponed due to Covid-19. The good news is you can still dig deep into the Olympics and Paralympics with our FREE resources.

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  • Olympics, Paralympics, Olympians and Paralympians

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    The Tokyo Olympics were due to start shortly, but this has been postponed due to Covid-19. The good news is you can still dig deep into the Olympics and...
  • Women in sport

    By Emma Ross, Candice Lingam-Willgoss, Jessica Pinchbeck, Tanya Martin, Rukhsana Malik, Simon Rea, Jan K Graydon, Jim Lusted

    Ever thought about sports and wondered, but what about for a woman? These articles cover specific topics concerning women in sport, considering questions such as, what if Eliod Kipchoge was a woman? Are women leaders the key to growing women’s...

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    24 Jun 2020

  • Women in sport

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 24 Jun 2020
    Ever thought about sports and wondered, but what about for a woman? These articles cover specific topics concerning women in sport, considering questions...
  • Black lives matter in sport too: what is the BAME experience of sport in the UK?

    By Oladapo Fadoju

    In the current climate, it would be hard not to notice the social upheaval among the BAME population in the UK and USA. Be it the high proportion of deaths among the BAME community from contracting COVID-19 or unarmed black men and women being...

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    23 Jun 2020

  • Black lives matter in sport too: what is the BAME experience of sport in the UK?

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 23 Jun 2020
    In the current climate, it would be hard not to notice the social upheaval among the BAME population in the UK and USA. Be it the high proportion of deaths...

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    Training for speed and power in sport and fitness

    In this free course you will explore two aspects of strength and conditioning in sport and fitness speed and power Strength and conditioning is the physical preparation of athletes and in this course you will explore the physiology of speed before looking at training methods to develop speed You will also look at power which is a concept closely related to speed

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    The athlete’s journey: transitions through sport

    By Candice Lingam-Willgoss, Dr Caroline Heaney

    The athletes journey through sport can be characterised by several transitions and periods of change This course is designed to help you understand that journey whether in reference to a professional or recreational athlete and the nature of support they may need at different times The course also provides practical guidance whether you support athletes as a coach or parent or whether you are an athlete yourself and draws on a wealth of case study and audiovisual material to bring the athletes journey to life

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    26 Oct 2020

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    Training for endurance in sport and fitness

    In this free course you will explore an important aspect of strength and conditioning which refers to the physical preparation of athletes endurance You will look at the physiological factors that underpin endurance and assess how endurance can be developed relative to performance in a range of sports

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    In this free course you will explore an important aspect of strength and...
  • Exploring the psychological aspects of sport injury

    By Dr Caroline Heaney

    Have you ever experienced a sport injury Have you ever thought there could be a psychological dimension to sport injuries as well as a physical one Sport injury is relatively common among sport and exercise participants and while the physical impact of injury is often easy to recognise the psychological impact is less obvious In this free course Exploring the psychological aspects of sport injury you will examine the relationship between injury and psychological factors You will look at the link between injury and psychology at two distinct points before an injury has occurred and then following an injury First you will consider the psychological factors that may increase the likelihood of sustaining a sport injury preinjury and then you will consider psychological reactions to the incidence of a sport injury postinjury The course will also allow you to examine how sport and exercise psychology can be used both to help minimise the risk of injury and to help people cope better with sport injury rehabilitation The video below featuring OU student and Olympic Gold Medallist Helen RichardsonWalsh explains more

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    16 Mar 2020

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    Have you ever experienced a sport injury? Have you ever thought there could be a...
  • Learning from sport burnout and overtraining

    By Ben Oakley

    Sport can place high levels of stress on athletes coaches and others involved If unable to cope with these stresses they may be vulnerable to developing burnout This free course Learning from sport burnout and overtraining examines burnout in sport from various perspectives including both the coachs and athletes perspective Drawing on real life case studies it explores how coaches can recognise and prevent burnout in athletes and investigates the prevention and treatment of burnout in coaches This course is for you if you are interested in developing an holistic understanding of burnout in sport

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    24 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    03 Jan 2020

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    Sport can place high levels of stress on athletes, coaches and others involved. If...
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    Communication and working relationships in sport and fitness

    This free course Communication and working relationships in sport and fitness explores the personal skills that underpin so much work in sport and gyms We often hear employers refer to the importance of these interpersonal relationships or soft skills in sport and fitness and in this unique course youll build valuable insights into understanding workplace communication motivation and selfawareness and how this can increase your effectiveness and enhance how you work with others All this is made possible by some unique film footage of coaches trainers and instructors at work combined with engaging learning activities that accompany these case studies to benefit both your career and those you work with

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    22 Aug 2019

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    This free course, Communication and working relationships in sport and fitness,...
  • Coaching others to coach

    Are you responsible for supporting sport and physical activity coaches to become inspirational and excellent in their practice This course is designed for coach developers educators mentors and tutors who support coaches to improve You will explore how people learn what are the skills and qualities of an effective coach of coaches as well appreciate how to ask powerful questions and listen actively You will consider the processes associated with resolving difficult situations where differences of opinion arise how to measure success and provide constructive feedback By the end of this course you should feel more confident in your ability to support colleagues and help them to become even better at what they do

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    20 Aug 2019

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    Are you responsible for supporting sport and physical activity coaches to become...
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    Working with young people in sport and exercise

    This free course Working with young people in sport and exercise examines the special considerations of coaching or instructing young people in sport and exercise The physiological differences between children and adults will be considered along with the practical implications of coaching young people

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    19 Jun 2019

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    Physical activity: a family affair

    This free course Physical activity a family affair aims to explore the effects that the family has on the amount and nature of physical activity a child participates in The beliefs and behaviours of the family environment are the key psychosocial factors we investigate here

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    09 Apr 2019

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    BSc (Honours) Combined STEM

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    STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The flexibility...

    BSc (Honours) Sport, Fitness and Coaching

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    If you're an aspiring or practising leader of sport or fitness activities, this...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Jan 2021
    What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This certificate...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Sport and Fitness

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Sport and Fitness
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Jan 2021
    This diploma will help put you on track for a career in fitness training, sports...

    Applying sport and exercise sciences to coaching

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    Applying sport and exercise sciences to coaching
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    This module is for sports coaches, exercise professionals and sports enthusiasts....

    Sport and exercise psychology in action

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    This module explores topics associated with sport and exercise psychology and...

    Introduction to sport and fitness

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    Introduction to sport and fitness
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 11 Jan 2021
    This key introductory module is for you if you have a general or professional...

    Working with people in sport and fitness

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    Working with people in sport and fitness
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    This is a work-related module that's invaluable if you work, or are intending to...

    Exploring contemporary issues in sport and exercise

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    Exploring contemporary issues in sport and exercise
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    People, work and society Access module

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    People, work and society Access module
    Beginner level Duration 300 hours Updated 11 Jan 2021
    An Access module is a great place to start if you want a gentle introduction to...